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Pork vs Chicken meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 8mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 20mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Pork
Pork is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $0.2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Chicken meat
Chicken meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.44g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Pork Chicken meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Pork Chicken meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
40
Pork
25
Chicken meat
Mineral Summary Score
27
Pork
22
Chicken meat

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Pork
7
:
Contains more Calcium +26.7%
Contains more Potassium +89.7%
Contains more Magnesium +21.7%
Contains more Copper +10.6%
Contains more Zinc +23.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.2%
Contains less Sodium -24.4%
Contains more Iron +44.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.066
Contains more Calcium +26.7%
Contains more Potassium +89.7%
Contains more Magnesium +21.7%
Contains more Copper +10.6%
Contains more Zinc +23.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +35.2%
Contains less Sodium -24.4%
Contains more Iron +44.8%
Equal in Copper - 0.066

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Pork
7
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +2550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1292.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.27
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin D +2550%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1292.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +91.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +16%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +133.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +2200%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +68.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +47.6%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Equal in Vitamin E - 0.27

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
164%
Pork
164%
Chicken meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Pork
0%
Chicken meat
Fats
64%
Pork
63%
Chicken meat

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Pork Chicken meat Opinion
Calories 242 239 Pork
Protein 27.32 27.3 Pork
Fats 13.92 13.6 Pork
Vitamin C 0.6 0 Pork
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 80 88 Pork
Vitamin D 53 2 Pork
Iron 0.87 1.26 Chicken meat
Calcium 19 15 Pork
Potassium 423 223 Pork
Magnesium 28 23 Pork
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.073 0.066 Pork
Zinc 2.39 1.94 Pork
Starch
Phosphorus 246 182 Pork
Sodium 62 82 Pork
Vitamin A 7 161 Chicken meat
Vitamin E 0.29 0.27 Pork
Vitamin D 1.3 0 Pork
Vitamin B1 0.877 0.063 Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321 0.168 Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037 8.487 Chicken meat
Vitamin B5 0.698 1.03 Chicken meat
Vitamin B6 0.464 0.4 Pork
Vitamin B12 0.7 0.3 Pork
Vitamin K 0 2.4 Chicken meat
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 5.23 3.79 Chicken meat
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19 5.34 Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 2.97 Chicken meat
Tryptophan 0.338 0.305 Pork
Threonine 1.234 1.128 Pork
Isoleucine 1.26 1.362 Chicken meat
Leucine 2.177 1.986 Pork
Lysine 2.446 2.223 Pork
Methionine 0.712 0.726 Chicken meat
Phenylalanine 1.086 1.061 Pork
Valine 1.473 1.325 Pork
Histidine 1.067 0.802 Pork
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.